On Monday, WPCentral reported that at least some Microsoft Store retail locations had begun to receive shipments of the LTE version of the Surface 2 tablet, but those stores could not start selling the device. Today, a new report from the same site offers some more information on the long awaited LTE tablet.
The post claims that the 64GB version of the LTE device will be priced at $679, compared to the current Surface 2 which is on sale for $549. That means adding the LTE wireless support will boost the price by $130. As previously reported, the Surface 2 LTE will connect to AT&T's network. Indeed, a couple of leaked images for the tablet's packaging in the article confirm that tidbit of info.
There's no word on the specific data plan AT&T will have for the Surface 2 LTE model, nor how long the contract for that plan might be. It's possible the price of the device will be higher for a non-contract version. The report does say that the tablet will support 850/900/1800/1900 2G bands, 3G UMTS (bands 1,2, 5) and LTE (bands 4, 7, 17).
There's still no word on when Microsoft will officially announce the availability of the Surface 2 LTE model but we imagine it will be at any time if Microsoft Store locations now have them in stock.
Source: WPCentral | Image via WPCentral